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Hi guys, first time poster.

I would like some brutally honest opinions - is it best to just retake the MCAT and apply next cycle or try for a "easier" schools? Is MD just not an option at all at this point? Like most people, if I don't have to, I don't want to go through the process of studying for the MCAT again. I knew while I was taking the test that I was not as ready as I would have liked to be. So here are the stats...

cGPA: 3.66
sGPA: 3.69
MCAT: 498...womp womp womp I definitely feel/know I can do better
EC's/extra stuff about me: I graduated early from undergraduate. I took a post-bacc to get pre-reqs out of the way. Worked 50+ hours a week while an undergraduate. Worked 1.5 years as a medical assistant to a dermatologist. Worked almost 2 years as a behavioral therapist. Currently volunteering at a homeless shelter while working two jobs (gap year jobs). Shadowed a PCP for a few months - had to stop because she only worked weekdays and I just recently started working again.
 

studentdocftw

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Apr 30, 2015
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498 ~ 24 on old MCAT. Seeing as 31 was the avg matriculant last cycle...I wouldn't waste money this cycle. Retake the test, and apply next cycle!
 

Goro

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MD is not an option, and neither are the top DO schools.

Your best luck would be with the newest DO programs. I can't recommend LUCOM.


Hi guys, first time poster.

I would like some brutally honest opinions - is it best to just retake the MCAT and apply next cycle or try for a "easier" schools? Is MD just not an option at all at this point? Like most people, if I don't have to, I don't want to go through the process of studying for the MCAT again. I knew while I was taking the test that I was not as ready as I would have liked to be. So here are the stats...

cGPA: 3.66
sGPA: 3.69
MCAT: 498...womp womp womp I definitely feel/know I can do better
EC's/extra stuff about me: I graduated early from undergraduate. I took a post-bacc to get pre-reqs out of the way. Worked 50+ hours a week while an undergraduate. Worked 1.5 years as a medical assistant to a dermatologist. Worked almost 2 years as a behavioral therapist. Currently volunteering at a homeless shelter while working two jobs (gap year jobs). Shadowed a PCP for a few months - had to stop because she only worked weekdays and I just recently started working again.